How Fluffy is the Cloud ?: Cloud Intelligence for a Not-for-profit Organisation

Purva Koparkar, Dale MACKRELL

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    Abstract

    Business Intelligence (BI) is becoming more accessible and less expensive with fewer risks through various deployment options available in the Cloud. Cloud computing facilitates the acquisition of custom solutions for not-for-profit (NFP) organisations at affordable and scalable costs on a flexible pay-as-you-go basis. In this paper, we explore the key technical and organisational aspects of BI in the Cloud (Cloud Intelligence) deployment in an Australian NFP whose BI maturity is rising although still low. This organisation aspires to Cloud Intelligence for improved managerial decision making yet the issues surrounding the adoption of Cloud Intelligence are complex, especially where corporate and Cloud governance is concerned. From the findings of the case study, a conceptual framework has been developed and presented which offers a view of how governance could be deployed so that NFPs gain maximum leverage through their adoption of the Cloud.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEmerging Approaches for Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence
    EditorsFrada Burstein, Helana Scheepers, Gaye Deegan
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherUniversity of South Australia
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9780646953373
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventAustralasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2015) - Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 30 Nov 20154 Dec 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2015)
    Abbreviated titleACIS 2015
    CountryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period30/11/154/12/15

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    Koparkar, P., & MACKRELL, D. (2016). How Fluffy is the Cloud ?: Cloud Intelligence for a Not-for-profit Organisation. In F. Burstein, H. Scheepers, & G. Deegan (Eds.), Emerging Approaches for Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence (pp. 1-10). Australia: University of South Australia.